The Lego Movie follows the story of Emmet, a regular everyday Lego construction worker who, when finishing up work for the day, discovers the piece of resistance. Discovering this makes all the "master builders" believe that he is the prophesied chosen one and so he now teams up with these master builders to put a stop to the evil Lord Business by using the piece of resistance.
The Lego Movie is so much more than just an advertisement for Lego. I read an interview in the news paper prior to watching this movie about when the idea for the film was pitched everyone presumed it was a feature length advertisement for lego, but when they read the scripts they were just blown away and so was I. The Lego Movie was so much better than I thought it was. It was unfortunate that Australia had to wait an extra two months to get the movie, but in these two months all I was hearing were positive things which gave me high hopes and these hopes were surpassed!
The film will be remembered for two main things, both of which will undoubtably make you smile no matter what mood you're in. When I saw two things that is really an understatement. The film will be remembered for a lot of things, but there's two standouts that standout in the list of standouts, if that makes any sense what so ever. The two moments were the continues cries of "SPACESHIP!" by an eagerly energetic astronaut and the continuously playing song "Everything is Awesome" which since finishing watching the movie I have downloaded onto my phone and have listen to several times already.
There's a lot of humour throughout, most of which isn't original, but still highly entertaining. There's a lot of jokes that everyone can find funny or relate to or just laugh about because it's so well written. A lot of the hilarious situations may not be the most original, but in the context given they're done exceedingly well and even altered every so slightly to fit the scene. Despite not being overly original with some of the humour it was still an all-round entertaining movie with Liam Neeson and Will Ferrell giving standout performances.
The first 5-10 minutes were good, but after that it just gets great. What I'll be talking about in this paragraph will be said by most people, but that's simply because it's true. The first 5-10 minutes of the movie were entertaining, but they just weren't that great. It was off to a rocky start. There's a scene where Emmet finds the piece of resistance followed by an emotionally upsetting scene (which also introduced us to the as always entertaining Liam Neeson) and from then on the film just got better and better and better and by the end of the movie it was absolutely brilliant.
The film really begun to play with my emotions. Yes that's right I was getting emotional in a movie about talking lego characters. This film was written and directed by the people who made 21 Jump Street so I was literally astonished when things begun to get sad and emotional for our poor little yellow friend and I really felt bad for him and the people of his ordinary Lego world. I wasn't disappointed either.
To sum up The Lego Movie was much more than a Lego advertisement. It was memorable, humorous and surprisingly emotional. The first five minutes were just above mediocre, but after one scene it just got great.
4 1/2 Stars